Professor Appointed to Oxford Brookes Faculty

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Dr. David Cushman, professor and chair of Westminster College's Department of Economics and Business, has been appointed visiting professor at the Business School of Oxford Brookes University in the United Kingdom.

During the three-year term, Cushman will periodically visit Oxford Brookes to present papers and collaborate with faculty and students on research. He will maintain his schedule of teaching and administrative duties at Westminster.

Cushman's first visit after the appointment was to present the paper "Purchasing Power Parity in the Post-Bretton Woods Pre-Euro OECD: Was There Any? Was It Universal?"

He is collaborating on several research projects with Professor Glauco De Vita of Oxford Brookes. One of these projects, concerning the effects of fixed vs. flexible exchange rate regimes on international investment, also involves Professor Andrew Abbott of the University of Hull (U.K.).

Cushman, who holds the Captain William McKee Chair of Economics and Business, has been with Westminster since 2005. He earned an undergraduate degree from Stetson University and master's and Ph.D. from Vanderbilt University.

Contact Cushman at (724) 946-7169 or e-mail for additional information.

About Westminster College...
Founded in 1852 and related to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Westminster College is a top tier liberal arts college, a national leader in graduation rate performance, and a "Great School, Great Price," according to U.S. News Best Colleges guide. Westminster ranked 38th among liberal arts colleges, according to the Washington Monthly College Guide, and is one of the most affordable national liberal arts colleges in Pennsylvania. Westminster is also honored as one of "The Best 373 Colleges" and "Best in the Northeast" by The Princeton Review, and is named to the President's Honor Roll for excellence in service learning.

Nearly 1,600 undergraduate and graduate students benefit from individualized attention from dedicated faculty while choosing from 41 majors and nearly 100 organizations on the New Wilmington, Pa., campus. Visit to view "Advantage: Westminster" A Strategic Plan 2010-2020.

Dr. David Cushman